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<P>Giovanni di Paolo: <EM>The Adoration of the Magi</EM>, 1427Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands</P>

Giovanni di Paolo: The Adoration of the Magi, 1427
Tempera and gold leaf on panel.
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands

The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  J. Paul Getty Museum Website  •  11 October 2016 - 8 January 2017
 
Manuscript illuminator and panel painter Giovanni di Paolo was one of the most distinctive and imaginative artists working in Siena, Italy, during the Renaissance. This exhibition reunites several panels from one of his most important commissions—an altarpiece for the Branchini family chapel in the church of San Domenico in Siena—for the first time since its dispersal, and presents illuminated manuscripts and paintings by Giovanni and his close collaborators and contemporaries. Through recent technical findings, the exhibition reveals his creative use of gold and paint to achieve remarkable luminous effects in both media.

J. Paul Getty Museum Website


Contact: 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

 


Tel: (1) 310 440 73 00

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700J. Paul Getty Museum
Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700
J. Paul Getty Museum
The Art of Alchemy
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  J. Paul Getty Museum  •  11 October 2016 - 12 February 2017
 

The Art of Alchemy features more than 100 objects, including manuscripts and rare books, prints, sculpture, and other works of art dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 20th century and coming from across Europe and Asia. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, where it will be on view in 2017, and is curated by David Brafman, associate curator of rare books with assistance from Rhiannon Knol.

The Art of Alchemy approaches the subject from a global perspective, tracing how alchemy historically bonded art, science, and natural philosophy in visual cultures throughout the world. From its origins in Classical and Eurasian antiquity to the advances made and spread throughout the Islamic world and the ‘silk’ routes of Central Asia, material and intellectual exchange across cultures reached mediaeval Europe, and catalyzed alchemy’s ‘golden age’ from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. The persistence of its spirit is still present in artistic expression and technocratic trends of the modern day, and the historical echoes of this chemical obsession with artificial reproduction also resound throughout more modern technologies of art, from chromolithography in the Industrial Age to the media that now claim artistic boasting rights as the ultimate chemical mirrors of nature: photography and the liquid crystal displays of the digital world.



J. Paul Getty Museum Website


Contact:

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Tel: (1) 31) 440 73 00

The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES  •  MCASD La Jolla  •  24 September 2016 - 2 January 2017
 
 
Tracing a crucial history of photoconceptual practice,The Uses of Photography focuses on an artistic community that formed in and around the University of California San Diego, founded in 1960, and its visual arts department, founded in 1967. Artists such as Eleanor Antin, Allan Kaprow, Fred Lonidier, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Carrie Mae Weems, to name a few, employed photography and its expanded forms as a means to dismantle modernist autonomy, to contest notions of photographic truth, and to engage in political critique.

MCASD La Jolla Website


Contact: MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291
Tel: (1) 858 454 35 41

Still from <EM>Un Ballo in Maschera</EM>, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 2004, High definition digital videoCourtesy of James Cohan Gallery.
Still from Un Ballo in Maschera, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 2004, High definition digital video
Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Los Angeles County Museum  •  20 December 2015 - 2 January 2017
 
 

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of Naval time. Time may be easy to measure, but it is challenging to understand. Five leading contemporary artists of Africa explore temporal strategies to convey how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies climb, dance, and dissolve in six works of video and film, or “time-based” art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse any expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are both embodied and expressed.



Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: Los Angeles County Museum
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 10

Events in Dance

CalArts Winter Dance
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex  •  9 - 10 December 2016
 
 

The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents an evening of dance, featuring a premiere by CalArts alumnus and Artist-in-Residence Douglas Nielsen; a work by guest aritst Juel D. Lane; a re-staging of Pigs and Fishes by choreographer Elisa Monte; and a premiere by CalArts faculty member Julie Bour.



REDCAT Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:30 pm

Contact: Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex
631 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (1) 213 237 28 00



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